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Hello and welcome to the information site for the City Council's most current redistricted map. We hope you will link into the map and its corresponding data. While this map was changed in 2012, it does not offically go into effect until the next city-wide election in November 2015. The state of Indiana mandates that redistricting take place at the state and local government levels every ten years when the Census occurs. Therefore, by law, the City Council districts needed to be adjusted not later than 2012 as part of the 2010 census. The law states that districts must have nearly equal population, follow natrual boundaries, be as compact as possible and not cross precinct boundary lines. Population adjustments are made by adding or subtracting Voting Precincts according to their population and compactness to an adjacent district. In this most recent endeavor (passed by City Council June 26, 2012) only nine (9) precincts needed to be moved into a new district in order to achieve the necessary balance. This means fewer citizens will need to adjust to a change in district council representation. For those affected by the change, please understand that you are still represented by the City Council member for whom you voted in November 2011; prior to the election for Council representatives in November 2015, all registered voters will receive informtion about any change in their voting precinct from the Allen County Election Board. 

The map shows the 2015 Council districts. There is also an overlay of Neighborhood Associations. Each district is numbered. By state law, a second-class city is divided into six council districts. Each district has a single representative; three councilmembers are elected at-large, who represent the entire city.

If you should have questions regarding these changes, please contact the City Council Office at citycouncil@cityoffortwayne.org or call 260-427-1445.

 

 

 

 

 

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